15 Quotes about Strength to Inspire You in Rough Times

Tears Harris

I have been going through some rough times lately in my life and haven’t been feeling very strong. The thing is, I’ve never really felt like a strong person. I give in way too easily, I forgive way too fast. I need to stand up for myself, need to make changes and good choices, but it’s hard when your heart pulls you in other directions than your brain. When I need inspiration, I love turning to inspiring quotes from others. Since I need inspiration to be strong, I thought quotes about strength. Take a look at 20 of my favorite […] Read more »

Why is the Divorce Rate Increasing?

judge hand with gavel

Bloomberg reports that “hard economic times” were to blame for the decrease in divorce rates during the economic recession, which began in June 2009 and lasted for 18 months. Since the end of the recession, divorce rates have increased at a startling rate. Approximately 2.4 million Americans divorced in 2012, and that number continued to rise throughout 2013.  During the recession, divorces were at a 40-year low! That means couples were staying together simply because the economy was down, and they couldn’t afford to break up. These surprising statistics have many Americans wondering: Just how expensive is a divorce?   […] Read more »

Wit & Wisdom: Humorous Quotes from Great Thinkers

Wise Yet Humorous Quotes

I love collecting quotes, as evidenced by the numerous quotes posts on the site. Some of my absolute favorites are witty sayings from incredibly wise people, like Mark Twain and Albert Einstein. To me, humorous quotes from wise people show the world that you can be absolutely brilliant while still being a bit silly at times. It also shows that humor is a profound way to get a point across. Take a look at a few of my favorite humorous quotes from some of the greatest thinkers of all time. Humorous Quotes from Great Thinkers Which of these is your […] Read more »

Pictures with my New Canon Rebel DSLR: Still Learning on Automatic!

Willow with Canon Rebel

This was going to be a Wordless Wednesday post, but I am incapable of being “wordless.” You should know this by now. So did you really think I wasn’t going to say anything about these pictures? Second, I got a new camera! Yay! I FINALLY splurged and bought myself a Canon Rebel. I got the Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode (affiliate link). That’s a lot of words for a camera. It was (still is) on sale for $389. I figured it was time, since I want […] Read more »

Wordless Wednesday: My Life in cappuccino

Prue Cappuccino

I am so stinking amused by PhotoFunia, one of my favorite Window’s 8 apps for photo editing. When I found the cappuccino picture, I went a little nuts. I put EVERYONE in cappuccino! Take a look at a few of my favorites: Me and Sal in Cappuccino My dog, Cooper   My dog, Maia. My cat, Prue.   Freaking cool, right? Seriously, go get the Photofunia app and start putting things in cappuccino. It’s super fun!! Or, um, I just don’t have a life? Seriously, I’m easily amused, what can I say? Read more »

New Year, New Beginnings (New Inspirational Quotes Too!)

New Quotes about Newness

It’s a brand new year! Time for new calenders, a whole new six months of putting the wrong year on everything (it takes me a while to catch up!) and new beginnings. To celebrate, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite inspirational quotes on “newness.” Call them “new quotes” if you want, although some of them were spoken by some really old folks (like in the grave for decades old). So let’s get to it and celebrate the New Year with New Quotes, or inspirational quotes about newness if you will. I love this one because it’s so true. […] Read more »

Wordless Wednesday: Halloween Subway Art

Halloween Subway Art

In honor of the upcoming Halloween season, I created this fun Halloween subway art. Directions for how to make subway art can be found in my St. Patrick’s Day subway art post. It’s not complicated though. It’s basically just finding words, choosing a few different fonts and arranging them in a visually appealing way. Since this is a Wordless Wednesday post, I’ve probably already talked too much! Here it is, my Halloween subway art. Let me know what you think! If you like it, I would be eternally grateful if you would pin it! Just hover over the image and […] Read more »

Beautiful Quotes About Being Yourself

Be Yourself Quotes

Being yourself is really the best thing to be! I mean, really, who else would you want to be? I think too often we strive to keep up with others and end up sacrificing part of ourselves in the process. I know in the blogging world, we often compare ourselves to more successful bloggers and think of what we need to change to become more like them. That’s a horrible way to think! We’re each unique. There are millions of us on the internet, and yet we each have something completely original to bring to the world. I think we […] Read more »

Celebrate Iconic Summer Moments with Lays For a Chance to Win a $75 GC! #Lays75

“I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Lay’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating” One of my favorite things to do in the summer is spend time in the water. Whether it’s on a rare trip to the beach (over two hours away, so it’s not a daily event) or hanging out at the pool, being in the refreshing water helps me forget that it’s sweltering out! Of all my summer moments photos, pictures of Jacob playing on the beach or in the pool are my favorite.   Right now, […] Read more »